Jay-Z: A Biography of a Hip-Hop Icon

Jay-Z: A Biography of a Hip-Hop Icon

by Jeff Burlingame


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One of the first singles from The Black Album, a famous Jay-Z record raps "What More Can I Say." But the real question is what more can this music legend do? From the platinum albums to the sold-out concerts to his Rocawear clothing brand, Jay-Z has done it all. He has sold some 50 million albums worldwide. He even has a sneaker named after him. From the Brooklyn projects to the corner office in Manhattan, Jay-Z made his own way, overcoming many obstacles. Author Jeff Burlingame explores the remarkably interesting life of this hip-hop icon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766042322
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: African-American Icons Series
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1 Hot and Strong 7

2 Street Life 11

3 Breaking Big 29

4 Fade to Black 50

5 Retired, Married, and Decoded 63

6 Politics and Music 73

7 Being There 83

Chronology 92

Selected Discography 96

Glossary 97

Further Reading 99

Internet Addresses 100

Index 101

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